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The Seeds of Rural Resilience: A Summit on Community Food Sovereignty and Regenerative Agriculture

We invite all Rural Coalition members, farmers, ranchers, agency partners, and our friends working toward sustainable agriculture to explore how contemporary approaches to such challenges as climate change, sustainable livestock, local food, organic agriculture, fisheries, food safety, and drought intersect with holistic models emerging in rural communities around community food sovereignty and regenerative agriculture. Our Seeds of Rural Resilience Summit, hosted by the Town of Atrisco Land Grant, a traditional, selfgoverning farm and ranch community, will emphasize innovation, collaboration, and intergenerational knowledge transfer. We will explore how historical and traditional knowledge related to regenerative agricultural practices, especially acequia culture, land tenure, and conservation, relate to farm programs or could inform program adjustments and changes to secure more holistic and durable results. South Valley Multi-purpose Senior Center
2008 Larrazolo Rd SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105

Public Hearing: Hydraulic Fracturing on the Navajo Nation

e 23rd Navajo Nation Council would like to invite community members from
Nageezi, Counselor, Ojo Encino, Torreon, and other surrounding communities
to share their concerns regarding hydraulic fracturing on the Navajo Nation. e
Council would like to hear from members who are in favor and opposed to such
activity. Areas of concern include: health issues, air quality, protection of sacred sites,
road conditions, human rights, public safety, jurisdiction, community consultation
and communication. For more information contact: The Office of the Speaker at (928) 871 – 7160

Working Towards the Common Good: 2016 NM Nonprofit Survey Briefing & Report Release

New Mexico Nonprofits Facing the Future: Moving Beyond the Data

The findings from the 2016 New Mexico Nonprofit Survey are here! Join us on May 3rd to move beyond the data and learn what the results mean for NM nonprofits facing the future during these uncertain times. At this free event, Building Movement Project will release the 2016 survey report and a panel of local nonprofit leaders will discuss what the findings mean for their organizations, how they collaborate with other nonprofits, and what role New Mexico’s nonprofits can play in strengthening the sector and improving our state. This report builds on the surveys from 2015 and 2014,and will provide a deeper look into the experiences of nearly 300 nonprofits from across the state, highlighting the issues, challenges and opportunities they face as organizations. Panelists:

Marcela Diaz, Executive Director, Somos Un Pueblo Unido

Edward Tabet-Cubero, Executive Director, NM Center on Law and Poverty

Melynn Schuyler, Executive Director, Santa Fe ¡Youth Works!

May Day “Rise Up ABQ” rally

On May 1st, hundreds in our communities will not work, will not go to school, and will not make purchases to show our community, political and economic power and will attend our RiseUp ABQ! rally. Our country cannot move forward without our immigrant neighbors! Click here to see our Facebook event. Click here to see our flyers in English
Click here to see our flyers in Spanish

Albuquerque People’s Climate Mobilization

Join us on April 29th at Washington Middle School Park in Albuquerque. We’ll meet at 10:30am, where you can sign a climate ribbon (with what you stand to lose from climate change), hear from a few great Native American speakers and then head out for a march, ending near El Chante – Casa Cultural (804 Park Ave SW) where we’ll join the Pueblo Action Alliance’s Healing Circle Event.

People’s Climate March Las Cruces

Climate change and mass extinction are defining environmental challenges of our time. We must make major systematic changes to our energy and production systems, and governmental bodies are not acting fast enough. We need a massive grassroots effort, and we need it now. Rally and march in solidarity with protests across the country on April 29, as part of the People’s Climate March. Meet at 10am at Albert Johnson park (Picacho/Main, in front of Branigan Library), then march down Water Street.

Art build for People’s Climate March

Help make art for the People’s Climate March in Las Cruces! We will provide sign-making materials and other art supplies, and you are invited to bring your own. Come for any amount of time between 4pm and 8pm.

Tell Trump, Zinke: New Mexico loves our National Monuments

For communities around New Mexico, undoing the Antiquities Act or reducing our National Monuments is a troubling development in the ongoing effort to protect important cultural sites in areas in and around Rio Grande del Norte National Monument near Taos and Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument in Doña Ana County.

Legislative Town Hall w Rep. Liz Thomson & Sen. Bill Tallman

Staying in touch with my constituents is crucial when it comes to doing my job as your State Representative, that’s why I am holding my second Town Hall of 2017 to talk about the legislation we worked on during this year’s session and to hear your thoughts on the issues and challenges facing our community. Please join me and special guest State Senator Bill Tallman on Wednesday, April 26th. Full details are below:

Legislative Town Hall
with Representative Elizabeth “Liz” Thomson
& Senator Bill Tallman
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Jeanne Bellamah Community Center
11516 Summer Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112

I value your input and would love to hear from you. If you would like to attend, please RSVP here. I look forward to meeting you and discussing our community’s needs.